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April Setterlund drove in six runs, leading top-seeded Boston University (34-17) to a 7-0 victory over third-seeded Binghamton (23-23) in an elimination game at the America East Softball Tournament on May 13 at the Terrier Complex in Boston. Earlier in the day, the Bearcats staved off elimination with a 3-2 win over UMBC (25-26).
Setterlund opened the scoring with a RBI single in the top of the first inning and had a two-run single four innings later. It was her three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning, however, that proved to be the biggest blow of the game.
On the mound, Holli Floetker, scattered just three hits, struck out seven batters and did not issue a walk in recording the complete-game shutout. Her record improved to 14-4 while sophomore pitcher Rhoda Marsteller was tagged with the loss and is now 10-10.
In Binghamton’s first game of the day, junior outfielder Meghan Tucker homered and scored a pair of runs as the Bearcats stayed alive in the tournament. It marked the first-ever America East Tournament victory for the Bearcats, who were making their debut in the event.
Tucker led off the top of the fourth inning with a home run to tie the game at 1-1. In the bottom of the frame, however, Lauren O’Malley singled in the go-ahead run for the Retrievers.
In the top of the sixth inning, freshman shortstop Jessica Bump and Tucker led off with back-to-back walks. Bump later tied the game by scoring on a wild pitch and Tucker plated the eventual winning run on a sacrifice fly by senior first baseman Stephanie DeLuca.
Marsteller got the win while fellow sophomore Kate Price tossed a pair of scoreless innings to nail down her program-record fifth save of the year. The loss went to Stephanie Weigman, who is now 16-15.